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Special pals

3830 greenhouse road
Houston, TX 77084
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User Reviews (18)

  • 1. Great place to get a pet

    by: csanders

    I went to this shelter when my dog got loose. Great place, very caring people. They are a little out of the way so not as trafficed as some, but I would recommend them.

    Pros

    great place to adopt a pet no kill shelter

    Cons

    far west houston,

  • 2. Thank so very much Special Pals!

    by: meshelltx

    My husband and I adopted Mumzey December second of last year. We had lost our cat, Kitty, after a 15 year mutual adoption. She was a stray. We lost her to old age in October. When we came in to the shelter we came to try and fill a huge void that Kitty left in our hearts. We were just coming in to take a look. Everyone was helpful and let us take our time getting to meet a few of the furry little orphans. My husband and I found an almost instant bond with Mumzey. She was exactly what we were looking for. We hated to leave her at the shelter so that our paperwork could be processed. She brings us joy each day. She is an intelligent, playful, sweet cat. We couldn't be happier. Thank you all so much for rescuing Mumzey for us! She's doing very well. We couldn't be happier.\r\n\r\nBest of luck on the makeover. The shelter and the animals certainly deserve it.

    Pros

    Clean, good staff, all healthy looking animals.

    Cons

    The building could really use some work.

  • 3. caring people

    by: KekeDojo

    This is where one of my friends got her dog. She only has nice things to say about these caring people.

    Pros

    no-kill

    Cons

    none

  • 4. I first liearned about Special Pals

    by: daphnerashall

    I found Special Pals back in the late 70s or early 80s when they were doing pound searches. My little dog had got out and was picked up by county animal control. If they had not called me and told me they had traced him through his tags, I would have lost a dear friend.\r\n\r\nI volunteered for three years socializing the cats. Even the least "adoptable" eventually found the perfect home.\r\n\r\nOver the years I've taken several strays to them and each time I've felt like they were waiting for just such a little treasure!\r\n\r\nThe staff are wonderful, caring people. They took a lot of damage from Ike and truly deserve a make-over!

    Pros

    no-kill shelter

    Cons

    when they're full they can't take any more animals

  • 5. THANK YOU FOR MY LULU

    by: lulubeach

    MANY THANKS TO SPECIAL PALS AND THE WONDERFUL STAFF THAT ALLOWED ME TO ADOPT MY LITTLE LULU. SHE HAS BEEN AN ABSOLUTE JOY TO HAVE IN MY HOUSEHOLD AND I COULDN'T IMAGINE IT WITHOUT HER.

    Pros

    COMMUNICATION

    Cons

    NONE

  • 6. Great place to adopt :)

    by: lilbit41413

    I was refered to Special Pals by a man working at Petco, he claimed he adopted his dog there and Special Pals was a nice shelter. So i made a trip down there. The people were very welcoming and very helpful, and knowlagable about their animals. I went in looking for a Chihauha, and i found the cutest animal ever. Lil Bit. They were very professional and nice during the whole adoption process, and were more than happy to send him home to our loving home :).\r\n\r\nWe've had Lil Bit sence sept. 9 and we love him very much, he's doing wonderful and couldnt be happier. \r\n\r\n

    Pros

    very clean, great people, adorable loving animals, everything was good

    Cons

    cant think of any

  • 7. Boarding

    by: Specialpals

    Special Pals staff always treats my furry family like there own, my cat Tabby gets his own double wide cat cage and sometimes gets to play loose in a back room with is sister.\r\n\r\nSome times it seems like my cats don't want to come home because they have had such a good time at the shelter. Plus its nice to know that the money I send for discounted boarding goes to helping homeless animals get better.

    Pros

    They are open on Sundays from 12 - 4 for pick up

    Cons

    cant bring my own cat toys

  • 8. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

    by: ChiGirl1

    WOW!!! YOU COULDN'T ASK FOR A BETTER NO-KILL RESCUE SHELTER!!! IF YOU REALLY WANT TO ADOPT FROM A SHELTER THAT LOOKS OUT FOR THEIR PETS...SPECIAL PALS IS THE PLACE!!!

    Pros

    CLEAN, GREAT STAFF, APPLICATION PROCESS

    Cons

    CAN'T THINK OF ONE

  • 9. SPECIAL PALS REALLY CARE!!!

    by: Chris280

    From the first moment I walked in to Special Pals all employees were very polite and helpful. The staff of Special Pals truly care about all their pets. Five days later I brought home my family's newest member of the family and we couldn't be happier!!!

    Pros

    Communication

    Cons

    Not any

  • 10. Great Shelter

    by: TabbyCat16

    Special Pals is a great place to adopt an animal. The shelter is very clean, the staff is great and you can always depend on them to help if you find a stray.

    Pros

    No Kill Shelter

    Cons

    Not enough space to take in more animals

  • 11. Awesome!

    by: mooredr3

    I lived in Houston and it is nice to hear of a no-kill shelter. Thanks for all you do for the animals.

    Pros

    Friendly people

    Cons

    none

  • 12. No kill shelters are great

    by: lmpickford

    Its always good to hear of a another no-kill shelter.

    Pros

    No kill shelter

    Cons

    None

  • 13. Friendly to animals

    by: wwdewlen

    They were trying to take in as many dogs as possible! they were so loving toward the stray dog i brought in!

    Pros

    Willing to take in another dog

    Cons

    not a convenient location

  • 14. Ralphy came from here!

    by: syingling

    I adopted Ralphy from here, very hard working group, clean, good service. Nice shelter, totally no-kill too!

    Pros

    Hard working

    Cons

    none

  • 15. Excellent staff and loving animals

    by: Cody2007

    I was so amazed at the attention volunteers and staff gave to the animals. The staff was very knowledgeable about each animal and the animal's character. The animals were loving and varied in size and character. I will certainly recommend a friend to Special Pals.\r\n\r\nThank you for our special pal Cody!!!

    Pros

    Staff and volunteers care for each animal as if it were their own.

    Cons

    none

  • 16. Wonderful shelter with caring volunteers!

    by: danic72

    We just recently adopted our new puppy, Yoo-Hoo, from Special Pals. The shelter does a great job in caring for the animals and making sure they go to a good home. We were so pleased at the extra care on the day we brought him home, sending him in a warm sweater in this wintery weather. They deserve the Shelter Makeover, please vote for Special Pals!

    Pros

    Clean, pet-loving staff

    Cons

    None, other than the hours open for adoption are limited. Not a big issue for someone really looking for a new pet.

  • 17. Great place

    by: ztT4MP24909314

    We adopted a dog yesterday - it was a great experience. I was nervous because I thought it might be heartbreaking, but it was a great experinece. The pets all seem quite happy there!

    Pros

    Clean, people really know the pets

    Cons

    None

  • 18. What a Place!!

    by: zetagirl

    Special Pals is staffed by people who couldnt love animals more. All of the animals regardless of past home life come to love their time at the shelter. Shelter time is just a time for the staff and volunteers to love on the animals until the perfect home is found. Every applicant is matched perfectly with animal to ensure that they never know another dark time. Every time an animal leaves it is bittersweet because they will be greatly missed but the animals new, great life is awaiting. Everyone should consider opening up their home and heart to a shelter animal. There is no greater or unconditional love than the love of a pet. Special Pals ensures every animal the best adoption for the animals of west Houston.

    Pros

    No-kill

    Cons

    so many animals, so little time